Tammany Times: Homecoming dresses come pleasantness of Junior League

Schools are adult and using again in St. Tammany Parish, and any primogenitor of a school-age child knows a rush to get propagandize supplies, uniforms and backpacks.

But for families with daughters in high school, a initial month also can meant a need for a dress for a Homecoming Dance.

That’s because a Junior League of Greater Covington in 2015 stretched a successful open program, Project Prom, to embody a tumble Project Homecoming.

Junior- and senior-high girls can chose their wardrobes for homecoming from a new and kindly used grave dresses and accessories that will be on arrangement from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 19, during a Junior League headquarters’ Dogwood Cottage, 529 N. Columbia St., in Covington.

“We collect brief dresses for Project Homecoming,” Junior League proffer Margaret Burns said. Many new dresses are donated by are stores. “The infancy of dresses still have tags on them.”

Burns pronounced that on Saturday, volunteers will renovate a JLGC domicile into a conform boutique, finish with salons for a girls to try things on. Students from a Aveda Institute in Covington will be on palm to yield make-up and braid sessions as partial of a event.

“It’s good to see a girls’ and mothers’ faces when they come in and see all looking so nice,” Burns said.

Dozens of Junior League volunteers work to set up, theatre and mangle down a event.

The Junior League will accept donations of grave dresses, shoes, purses or valuables this week during Air Salon Blow Dry Bar, 1111 N. Causeway Blvd. Suite F, Mandeville; The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe, 3331 Severn Ave. No. 102, Metairie; and a Law Office of Roy K. Burns, 317 N. Columbia St., Covington. To arrange to dump off donations during a JLGC headquarters, email jlgcprojectprom@gmail.com.

Students will be asked to pointer in during a eventuality and list that high propagandize they attend. This helps a JLGC know what areas are being served by a project, Burns said.

“Last year, a flooding influenced so many,” she said, “that they couldn’t means extras such as homecoming dresses.” That drew families from as distant as Tangipahoa to Project Homecoming.

“It’s unequivocally a good feeling that during a formidable time, a module brought a small comfort to those families.”

Junior League was founded in 1977 to foster volunteerism and use among women in a Covington area.

According to a 2017-18 President Cyndi Bellina, “The Junior League of Greater Covington played an instrumental purpose in a growth of a YMCA for Western St. Tammany, Meals on Wheels, Youth Service Bureau, Kris Kringle (now called Toys for Tots), a Northlake Nature Center, and a Highway 190 Beautification Project, to name a few.”

In further to Project Homecoming and Project Prom, JLGC village projects embody Girls’ Health Day and a Children’s Museum of St. Tammany.

JLGC’s categorical fundraiser any year is a Harvest Cup Polo Classic. Now in a 21st year, a eventuality will be hold Oct. 8 during Summergrove Farms in Folsom.

For information, revisit www.jlgc.net.

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